Books & Poetry

Reviewed | Brian Fagan’s ‘Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization’

UCSB professor writes about how essential fishing has been to humankind. Read story.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Reviewed: Ariel Levy’s ‘The Rules Do Not Apply’

Author paints a picture of her tumultuous personal life in new book. Read story.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Peter Joseph’s ‘The New Human Rights Movement’

Author presents a comprehensive critique of the market-dominated economic system that has been in place for the past four decades. Read story.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dennis Lehane’s ‘Since We Fell’

Author writes an engaging read and a satisfying character study of a flawed but appealing protagonist. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jonathan Dee’s ‘The Locals’

Author’s seventh novel keeps readers at arm’s length. Read story.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Andrew Sean Greer’s ‘Less’

Author’s sixth book is funny from beginning to end. Read story.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

‘Remember, Remember’

Anna Elliott and Charles Veley pen another Lucy James/Sherlock Holmes mystery. Read story.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tessa Hadley’s ‘Bad Dreams and Other Stories’

The author writes sentences to savor, paragraph after paragraph, page after page. Read story.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

‘So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley’

Author Roger Steffens’s book doesn’t live up to the promise. Read story.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Guy Delisle’s ‘Hostage’

Cartoonist imagines Christophe André’s kidnapping and captivity in Chechnya. Read story.

Monday, August 14, 2017

‘Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure’

Excerpts from the journals of travelers both famous and little known. Read story.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Book Arts at the Arts Fund

Five artists who love books Read story.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dan Chaon’s ‘Ill Will’

An evocative page turner à la Dennis Lehane or TV’s ‘True Detective.’ Read story.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

‘The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream’

Author unclutters the seeming chaos of Sin City buildings. Read story.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

‘Loaded Barrels’ Features Lompoc

Dave Natal’s book is tailor-made for summer reading. Read story.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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